We take the stress out of searching!
Through our network of fully vetted childcare professionals and our careful screening of new applicants, we match you with the right candidates that meet your unique situation and needs. Whether you are looking for a permanent or temporary nanny we personally guide you through your options and do our very best to make every step of finding a nanny as easy as possible.
How we find you a nanny
We find and help you recruit the following types of nanny to care for your children at home:
- Full or part-time
- Temporary or permanent
- Emergency or planned holiday cover
Our response to COVID-19
We understand that COVID-19 has created unprecedented and impossibly difficult ethical dilemmas for everyone. Currently, we conduct all our interviews with applicants via video-link - you can discover more about remote interviewing here
The first step is to register your vacancy and tell us as much as you can about your needs. If you’re ready for us to begin finding a nanny for you, registering is free and simple. To get started visit our registration page for families.
Matching and introductions to candidates
Once you've briefed us about your needs we explain everything you need to know about the process and answer all your questions. We'll go over your requirements in more detail to ensure we look for the right people; then we start our targeted search. After our checks, we shortlist and only refer the best-suited candidates for the role who match your requirements, have been screened, and are very much interested in the position.
Interview and choose your nanny
Now you can start to interview the candidates you're interested in working with your family, and decide if you want to do a trial day before you're ready to make an offer. We help with finalising the engagement and continue to offer our support throughout the employment.
Quality Childcare That Works For Your Family
Choosing the right person to look after your children can be incredibly challenging. Getting it right provides you, however, with a safe, nurturing environment for your children.
Screening & Fact-checking
All our nannies have their identity verified to a specific level of confidence, as specified by government standards, and are carefully matched to the requirements a job. To be registered, all applicants must meet our minimum criteria (see below) and can show they're reliable, qualified or sufficiently experienced, and love working with children.
- Minimum two years of childcare experience
- Minimum of two fully checkable references from previous employers
- Minimum of two proofs of identity: Passport, Drivers Licence, Birth Certificate, Work Permits/Visas
- Current and valid Enhanced DBS Check or appropriate international police checks
- Inspection of original childcare certificate(s) of qualification and other relevant certificates
- Up-to-date Paediatric First Aid Training certificate (or willing to undertake an Paediatric First Aid Course)
- Full UK working rights (full valid UK work visa)
- Fluent in English language
- Clean driving licence valid in the UK (desirable but not mandatory)
Applicant registration interviews
Our registration interviews are a refined down-to-earth professional evaluation of the applicant. Each nanny is rigorously checked and screened before we assess their suitability for a certain role. We look for appropriate skills and experience as well as their levels of application, interest, and personality.
During the interview, our time is spent finding out more about the person trying for the position; not just their identity, but their temperament and how they would react in particular safety-related scenarios that might require first-aid treatment or access to healthcare.
Each Nanny Is Rigorously Screened
We explore the applicant's perspective on caring for little ones.
We fully examine their work history, qualifications, and DBS Police Check status or other acceptable international police check status - and only accept originals of official documents as verification.
Checks for people working with children
Enhanced DBS criminal records check
The Disclosure and Barring Service of England & Wales
It’s important for nannies to have an Enhanced DBS criminal records check in order to look after children. We ascertain that both permanent and temporary nannies have a valid and recent Enhanced DBS certificate or are willing to apply for an Enhanced DBS check (additional requirements for overseas applicants) - read more about how we work here.
The table below from CareCheck Ltd highlights the checks performed for an enhanced disclosure:
- Police National Computer (PNC)
- Child barred list (if appplicable)
- Adult barred list (if appplicable)
- List 99 (if applicable)
- Local police force
- Show unspent convictions
- Show spent convictions
*Criminal records checks for overseas applicants
In addition to an Enhanced DBS certificate in the UK, overseas applicants need to have valid certificates of good conduct 🗗 from the relevant embassies of any country where they have lived for 12 months or more in the 5 years before the date of a nanny job application, while aged 18 or over.
Discover how easy it is to find a nanny with Fulham Nannies
We're always happy to answer all your questions and offer you our expert advice for the road ahead - whether you're looking for a permanent nanny or temporary nanny to work full-time, part-time, live-in or live-out, we can help you find a nanny for your family.
We're ready to help you find the right childcare professionals for your specific needs.